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Sponsorship

At ANZ we are proud to support New Zealanders and the things that are important to them.

We support a wide range of organisations across New Zealand including sports, charities, business groups & cultural events.

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New Zealand Cricket

ANZ has been a Major Sponsor of New Zealand Cricket for twenty years. We are the Major Sponsor of both the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS as well a Partner of the Junior Game. We are passionate in our support of everyone who lives and breathes cricket, from elite to grassroots.

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Find out more about what we do in the New Zealand Cricket Community

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Netball New Zealand

ANZ has been a supporter of Netball in New Zealand for over a decade - as the Principle Partner of the ANZ Premiership and a Major Sponsor of the Silver Ferns since 2017. It is not just our professional netballers we support, but all levels of the game. We actively support netball communities across the country with our netball grants programme.
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Find out more about what we do in the New Zealand Netball Community

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New Zealand Olympic Committee

ANZ has been the Major Sponsor of the New Zealand Olympic Committee since 2012, supporting New Zealand’s athletes at a host of international events including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. This sponsorship allows ANZ to deliver memorable experiences and unique opportunities. It connects our athletes to support from New Zealand, and equally connects New Zealanders with their sporting heroes. We also support a number of current Olympic Athletes including, Tom Walsh, Sam Webster, Emma Twigg as well as retired Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Murray.

We are also committed to helping to support the next generation of potential Olympians. In 2019, ANZ created the ANZ Olympic Pathway Programme alongside the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

 

ANZ Olympic Pathway Programme

The ANZ Olympic Pathway Programme is a tailored two-year programme, providing the next generation of athletes with the tools and skills they need to succeed, not only financially but also from a commercial and personal growth perspective.  In addition to an annual financial contribution, each athlete takes part in a series of courses designed to help young athletes develop some of the fundamental skills they may need such as:

  • Leadership of Self 
  • Commercial Reality 
  • Psychology of Performance 
  • Media Training 
  • Financial Education

 

Olivia McTaggert - Pole vault

In 2017, Olivia broke the New Zealand under-17 record, which had been set by Eliza McCartney. The height she cleared placed her third in the world for under-18 athletes and seventh in the world for under-20 athletes. Olivia first represented the New Zealand Team at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Nicole Van der Kaay – Triathlete

Nicole won bronze as part of the New Zealand team in the mixed team relay event at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and was best placed New Zealander in the women’s triathlon finishing seventh.

Lewis Clareburt – Swimming

Lewis won eight gold medals at the 2017 New Zealand Age Group Championships and then collected three gold and four silver medals at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Lewis went on to swim the race of his life to pick up bronze in the men's 400m individual medley at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Paralympics New Zealand

In 2019, ANZ became an Official Partner of Paralympics New Zealand. Through this sponsorship, ANZ will support Para Athletes and the New Zealand Paralympic Team as they strive to achieve their goals, and positively influence community perceptions of disabled people in New Zealand.

To further support this partnership, ANZ created the ANZ Paralympic Pathway Programme, as with the Olympic Pathway, the Paralympic Pathway has been designed to support the next generation of Para athletes to achieve their Paralympic ambitions.

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ANZ Paralympic Pathway Programme

The ANZ Paralympic Pathway Programme is a two-year programme, providing the next generation of Para athletes with financial support and education while they continue to develop in their sport and as individuals. Each athlete takes part in workshops designed to help them with some of the fundamental skills they may need such as:

  • Leadership of Self
  • Commercial Reality
  • Psychology of Performance
  • Media Training
  • Financial Education

 

Holly Robinson – Javelin

Holly has been involved in Para athletics since she was nine years old. She competed in her first Paralympic Games at London 2012, then again in Rio 2016 where she not only won a silver medal but also had the honour of being the flag bearer for the New Zealand Paralympic Team. Since Rio 2016, Holly has won two further silver medals at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Jesse Reynolds - Para swimming

Jesse is a former representative wheelchair basketball player from Hamilton. Jesse has been swimming since he was 11 years old and made his international debut at the Melbourne 2009 Paralympic Youth Games. He competed in his first Paralympic Games at the Rio 2016 Paralympics where he swam a personal best time in the 100-metre Butterfly S9 final and finished seventh.

Tupou Neiufi - Para swimming

Tupou was first identified by Paralympics New Zealand in 2011 as part of the Para Swimming Talent Identification Programme. At only 15 years of age she made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in fantastic style placing seventh in the Women's 100m Backstroke S9. Tupou has since continued to improve her personal best times and climb up the world rankings.

ANZ Ambassadors

ANZ is proud to support the following New Zealanders to achieve on the world stage.

  • Eric Murray, Retired Olympian - Rowing
  • Emma Twigg, Olympian – Rowing
  • Sam Webster, Olympian – Track Cycling
  • Tom Walsh, Olympian - Shot Put
  • Holly Robinson, Paralympian - Javelin
  • Jesse Reynolds Paralympian - Swimming
     
  • Katrina Rore – Silver Fern
  • Suzie Bates – White Fern
  • Trent Boult – Blackcap
  • Grant Elliott – Retired Blackcap

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The Cancer Society of New Zealand

ANZ has been a major sponsor of the Cancer Society since 1990 and the principal sponsor of their flagship fundraising event 'Daffodil Day'.  Each year our staff get involved in fundraising activities, which have seen over $20 million donated to the Cancer Society to date, in turn helping the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.  The Cancer Society make a difference every day to cancer sufferers and their families, by providing counselling, driving services, accommodation and other essential support services around the country.

Find out more about how we support Daffodil Day